The Ultimate Quiz On Muscular System

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Muscular System Quizzes & Trivia

For questions 1-10, please choose the answer that BEST answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the different types of muscles that are in our bodies?
    • A. 

      Voluntary and cardiac

    • B. 

      Cardiac, smooth, and involuntary

    • C. 

      Cardiac, smooth, and skeletal

    • D. 

      Cardiac and skeletal

  • 2. 
    What is a neuromuscular junction?
    • A. 

      Tissue that holds together the muscle and the bone

    • B. 

      A motor neuron that allows communication between the muscle and the nervous system

    • C. 

      A motor neuron that allows communication between the muscle and the tendons

    • D. 

      Tissue that allows many muscles to work together at the same time

  • 3. 
    What are the differences between adduction and abduction of a muscle?
    • A. 

      Adduction allows for movement towards, whereas abduction allows for movement away from the middle of the body.

    • B. 

      Adduction allows for movement towards the anterior, whereas abduction allows for movement towards the posterior of the body.

    • C. 

      Adduction allows for movement away from, whereas abduction allows for movement towards the middle of the body.

    • D. 

      Adduction allows for movement towards the posterior, whereas abduction allows for movement towards the anterior of the body.

  • 4. 
    What two muscles work together to allow total movement of an appendage?
    • A. 

      Gluteus maximus and rectus abdominus

    • B. 

      Deltoid and bicep

    • C. 

      Latissimus dorsi and pectoralis maor

    • D. 

      Hamstring and quadricep

  • 5. 
    What is the main function of the muscular system?
    • A. 

      To make humans strong

    • B. 

      To keep the heart beating so that blood can flow throughout the body

    • C. 

      To control the movements of the body

    • D. 

      To control the reflexes of the body

  • 6. 
    What is the fundamental unit of a muscle fiber?
    • A. 

      Sarcomere

    • B. 

      Actin

    • C. 

      Myofibril

    • D. 

      Myoglobin

  • 7. 
    According to the Sliding- Filament Theory, 
    • A. 

      A sarcomere will contract when a thin filament slides past a stationary thick filament.

    • B. 

      A myofibril will contract when a thin filament slides past a stationary thick filament.

    • C. 

      A sarcomere will contract when a thick filament slides past a stationary thin filament.

    • D. 

      A myofibril will contract when a thick filament slides past a stationary thin filament.

  • 8. 
    Which, if any, of the following muscles lacks striations?
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Cardiac

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    A cat is sitting in its bed outside when it sees a crow land in the backyard.  When she starts to chase the bird, what muscles is the cat using?
    • A. 

      Smooth only

    • B. 

      Smooth and skeletal

    • C. 

      Cardiac and skeletal

    • D. 

      Cardiac only

  • 10. 
    Voluntary muscles require this to contract.
    • A. 

      Neural water

    • B. 

      Dystrophin

    • C. 

      Striations

    • D. 

      Neural stimulation

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